Tens of thousands of dead and dying trees in Detroit are in danger of falling on houses, cars, streets, power lines and garages.
Dead trees played a major role in the largest breakout of fires in Detroit since at least 2010.
More than 1,000 volunteers helped plant oak trees on 20 acres of Detroit’s lower east side Saturday afternoon.
The largely abandoned area is littered with trash, tires, furniture, rotting homes and discarded boats.
The plan is to plant 15,000 hardwood trees like maple and oak this spring over an area riddled with abandoned homes, dead trees and piles of garbage, tires and old furniture.